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COVID-19: New Aust Tracking Tech Could Be Available Here

This could help authorities pinpoint people who are not practising social distancing and self-isolation as COVID-19 affects Fiji as well as many other countries.
04 Apr 2020 12:08
COVID-19: New Aust Tracking Tech Could Be Available Here
Reeanjou Ram, the chief executive officer and director of iTrazo TraceTech.

An Australian software company headed by a Fijian has developed a location tracking system.

This could help authorities pinpoint people who are not practising social distancing and self-isolation as COVID-19 affects Fiji as well as many other countries.

Fiji’s closest trading partners Australia and New Zealand are in lockdown as their governments try to control the spread of the disease.

Reeanjou Ram, the chief executive officer and director of iTrazo TraceTech, said the company was considering offering their platform system to Fiji and other Pacific Island nations at no cost.

Ms Ram said countries like Fiji would greatly benefit from the power of their technology and help monitor people who were not following the directives to self-isolate.

“The technology, data and capability are all in the right place here in Australia. It’s a platform that allows real time traceability of patients, those in self-isolation and key symptoms,” said Ms Ram.

“Police and defence could be deployed to problem areas as opposed to door knocking. Medical staff and equipment can be targeted to hot spots and growing problem areas.”

Singapore, China, Ireland, South Korea and Israel are already using traceability technologies and have reported success.

Ms Ram said the system can be installed on mobile phones and other devices in minutes.

She said the company was in talks with Australian government for the use of the technology and would be more than happy to offer this to the people of Fiji.

She said Pacific nations could benefit largely, especially with the need to track people infected with COVID-19.

About Reeanjou Ram

Born in Labasa and raised in Suva, Ms Ram attended Dudley High School and went to further her studies at a New Zealand university.

She settled there for some years, then moved to Australia where she started the company.

She has over 15 years of international and domestic experience managing large scale transformation programmes, incorporating company mergers and acquisition, off-shoring and outsourcing transition, process improvement, innovation and technology initiatives across a number of sectors and industries and has extensive experience both from a management consultant, programme, strategic and operational management perspective.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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